PMI India has established a number of awards to recognize and honor contributions and achievements in the project management profession. PMI India has been administering the PMI Awards Program on an annual basis since 2009. PMI India has come out with the following award categories which will be announced as part of the PMI India National Conference 2017.
- Project of the Year
- Project of the Year - Contribution to the Community
- Project of the Year - NGO
This award recognizes and honors a project team that has delivered superior results through exemplary application of project management principles in any of the following categories of projects.
This award recognizes and honors significant initiatives undertaken by corporate bodies or organizations (as part of their Corporate Social Responsibilities activities) towards improvement and well-being of the community. It can be a project, program or similar initiative and must demonstrate application of project management principles in delivering benefits to the community.
This award recognizes and honors a project team that has achieved superior results through exemplary application of project management principles for projects, programs or similar initiatives implemented by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). This category excludes the efforts undertaken by corporate bodies or organizations as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility activities.
Any project or an significant independent phase of a project that is perceived as having effectively applied project management principles and techniques is eligible to apply provided that:
The project falls under one of the following categories:
|Project of the Year Award||Category - Large||Any large project implemented by an Organization from the private or public sector, with actual cost of INR 1,000 crores or more|
|Category - Medium||Any medium size project implemented by an Organization from the private or public sector, with actual cost range of INR 100 - INR 1,000 crores|
|Category - Small||Any project implemented by an Organization from the private or public sector, with actual cost of less than INR 100 crores but more than five crores|
|Project of the Year - Contribution to the Community (CSR)||Projects of any size implemented by an organization from the private or public sector as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities|
|Project of the Year - NGO||
Projects of any size implemented by Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
All organizations registered in India as Trusts, Societies and Section 8 companies that have been working for a minimum of three years on social and environmental transformation are eligible.
Organizations that propagate political or religious doctrines are excluded from participation.
Note: The primary criteria for classification as Large, Medium or Small will be the actual cost of Project. However, if need be the applicant's project may be re-classified by PMI keeping in mind the data furnished on project time-line and effort.
Project of the year (Contribution to community, NGO)
For each category, a maximum of one Winner and one Runner- up will be identified out of the nominations received.
The Recipients will be presented with the awards at the Project Management National Conference, India 2017, being held in September this year. PMI India will acknowledge the Winner and Runner up of the awards at specified PMI events and also through their e-magazine - Manage India and any other PMI or non-PMI Publications. The Project Manager or a person designated by the project team should be available to receive the award.
The application process will be in two stages - Preliminary and Final.
Stage 1 - Preliminary
Step 1: The nominee will submit online 'Preliminary information' about the nomination before April 17th, 2017 on the PMI Conference 2017 website using the link http://www.pmi.org.in/awards/
The nominee will provide the Preliminary Information by answering a set of questions on the online portal. At this stage, the nominee does not have to send any documents as attachments.
Step 2: The nominee's application at this stage will be evaluated by a panel of volunteer jury members and the results will be intimated by email by PMI India by May 22nd, 2017.
Stage 2 - Final
Step 1: The nominee will have to submit online 'Final information' about the nomination before june 13th, 2017 on the PMI Conference 2017 website using the link and login credentials as done in Stage 1.
Step 2: The nominee's application at this stage will be evaluated by a panel of volunteer jury members and PMI will intimate the results by email by July 26th, 2017. Those successful at this stage will become the shortlisted nominees for the award. A maximum of 6 nominees will be considered for each category of award. The final winner and runner up will be chosen in the next step.
Step 3: The nominee's application at this stage will be finally evaluated / validated by an elite panel of jury members comprising of individuals of national/international repute. PMI will announce the results (but not specifically as winner or runner-up) by email/phone by August 7th, 2017.
The award applicant could be a sponsor, a senior member of the project team viz. equivalent of Project Manager, Program Manager, Project Director or a senior representative of the organization.
The 'Project of the Year' award evaluation will be done by an "at-large" panel of jury, established by PMI India / Organizing committee. Two nominations will be selected as the Winner and Runner-up for each award category. Selection will be made by August 7th, 2017. The results of the PMI India Awards Program will be communicated to the awardees by the organizing committee. Formal announcement of the winner shall be made at the PMI India National Conference to be held in Chennai during September 2017.